Master of Midwifery Studies

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

The University of Newcastle's Master of Midwifery Studies (MMS) is designed to develop an in-depth understanding of contemporary midwifery theories and practice which will enable you to demonstrate leadership within the midwifery profession and contemporary maternity services. Extending your midwifery education in this way will place you in an optimum position to positively influence future midwifery practice and maternity services provision.

Designed for

Registered Midwives seeking to advance their careers or move into management, education or clinical midwife consultant roles


  • Qualification for the award requires 80 units (AQF Level 8 Entry) of course work. All students must undertake 40 units of core courses. Students may undertake 40 units in one of 5 specialisations: Midwifery Primary Care, Clinical Education Research, Leadership and Management (offered on part time basis only)
  • or Family Health. Students not wishing to undertake a specialisations must complete 40 units of directed courses from the General Directed Course list.


  • Contemporary Midwifery
  • Midwifery and Cultural Diversity
  • Optimising Childbearing
  • Introduction to Research in Health Care
  • Biostatistics A
  • plus more

Standard entry requirements

  • Domestic Applicants - Applicants must be a registered midwife with: Honours
  • Or A postgraduate qualification
  • Or A minimum of one year's experience as documented in a professional curriculum vitae. International Applicants - Applicants must be a registered midwife or a registered nurse working in a maternity environment in their own country, with a minimum of one year's experience as documented in a professional curriculum vitae.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Newcastle City Precinct International: $82,390 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
Online International: $82,390 Yes
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year

Fee comments

Campuses: Online.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

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